Dalton, GA - Over one thousand North Georgians, so far, have armed themselves against the flu at Drive-By Flu Shot Clinics in the North Georgia Health District!
In Chatsworth on Tuesday, 121 residents were vaccinated at Murray County Health Department’s drive-by flu shot clinic, and on Wednesday, Whitfield County Health Department administered 876 flu shots at their drive-by flu shot clinic in Dalton. Also on Wednesday, Pickens County Health Department vaccinated 110 people against the flu at the drive-by flu shot clinic they held in Jasper.
The next Drive-By Flu Shot Clinic will be conducted by the Fannin County Health Department this Monday, September 23 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Farmers Market in Blue Ridge.
Cherokee County Health Department will conduct a Drive-By Flu Shot Clinic on Tuesday, October 1 from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the Woodstock Health Center on North Main Street in Woodstock.
Gilmer County Health Department will hold their Drive-By Flu Shot Clinic on Thursday, October 3 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the First United Methodist Church of Ellijay.
The cost of the regular seasonal flu vaccine through the public health departments is $22 and the high dose vaccine for people ages 65 and older is $50. Cash, checks, Medicare, Medicaid and Aetna, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, State Cigna and State United Healthcare Insurance will be accepted.
In addition to providing flu shots quickly, safely and conveniently at these Drive-By Flu Shot Clinics each year, North Georgia Health District county health departments and their community partners, including EMA, fire and law enforcement agencies, utilize this as an opportunity to exercise their plans to rapidly mass dispense medications in times of public health crisis, such as widespread disease outbreaks.
For more information about influenza vaccination, please contact your local health department (go to the above Locations tab to find phone numbers) or log onto www.cdc.gov/flu.